Jim Grillo CMP Chicago Hospitality Professional

The Meaning of H.O.S.P.I.T.A.L.I.T.Y

August 31st, 2016 | hereschicago

The meaning of H.O.S.P.I.T.A.L.I.T.Y by Jim Grillo, CMP Here’s my philosophy on the meaning of “hospitality” which transcends all industries.  I really believe for us in the hospitality industry, the following should be our daily way of thinking.  Whether you are…

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VIDEO: Summertime Daydream at Northerly Island Tent & Visitors Center

August 29th, 2016 | hereschicago

Here’s Chicago, the Chicago Park District, Food For Thought and Beyond Events welcomed hundreds of meeting and event planning professionals to an evening of delicious BBQ and seasonal cocktails at the 2nd Annual Summertime Daydream event at Northerly Island Tent…

Jude Abella fundraiser

Jude Abella Fundraiser

June 30th, 2016 | hereschicago

Jude Abella Fundraiser Our dear friend and ray of sunshine is now in the fight of her life – battling Stage 3 Multiple Myeloma Cancer.  Because she is an icon in the hospitality industry many of her industry friends from…

Ashley Doss Corporate Events Manager

Event Planner Spotlight – Ashley Doss, Corporate Events Manager

June 20th, 2016 | hereschicago

Here’s our interview with Ashley Doss, Corporate Events Manager, RR Donnelley in Chicago, Il. and this month’s Event Planner Spotlight! How did you get into meeting & event planning? The first event I planned was a fashion show in my sophomore year of college. …

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VIDEO: Here’s Chicago Event & Hospitality Industry Summer BASH!

June 8th, 2016 | hereschicago

2016 Here’s Chicago Event & Hospitality Industry Summer BASH! from hereschicago on Vimeo. Thank you for attending the Here’s Chicago Event & Hospitality Industry Summer BASH! at Shay Our Industry Event partners included: Edward Fox Photography & Video Chicago Event Photography…

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Exhibitor Interviews at the 2016 Sweets & Snacks Expo

May 19th, 2016 | hereschicago

The Here’s Chicago Street Team had the pleasure of interviewing a few of the exhibitors attending the 2016 Sweets & Snack Expo taking place in Chicago on May 24 – 26, 2016 at McCormick Place – Chicago, IL.  They shared product updates…

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2016 Chicago Meeting & Event Industry Networking Events Calendar

April 28th, 2016 | hereschicago

Register now for Here’s Chicago industry events to network with Chicago meeting & event professionals 2016 Chicago’s top industry association networking events calendar Date & Organization Event 4/26/2016 CPM Tradeshow Crystal Gardens 4/27/2016 MMA Membership Connection Embassy Suites 5/5/2015 Chamber Speed…

Michelle Castady DMCP

Event Planner Spotlight – Michelle Castady, DMCP

April 18th, 2016 | hereschicago

Here’s our interview with Michelle Castady,  DMCP of 360 Destination Group Chicago and this month’s Meeting Planner Spotlight! How did you get into event planning? After relocating to Naples, FL in 2001, I took on an executive assistant role for a small non-profit organization,…

Steve Alexander Chicago Hospitality professional of the month march 2016

Steve Alexander – Chicago Hospitality Professional of the Month (March 2016)

March 20th, 2016 | hereschicago

Here’s our interview with Steve Alexander, Regional Director of Sales, ACCESS SPORTS, this month’s Chicago Hospitality Professional of the Month (March 2016). Can you tell us your current position, company and describe what you do? Regional Director of Sales for Access Sports. Corporate event…

Michael Mach Meeting Planner interview

Meeting Planner Spotlight – Michael Mach, CMP, CMM, CED

March 20th, 2016 | hereschicago

Jim Grillo, CMP interviews Michael Mach, CMP, CMM, CED, Conference Program Manager of ISACA  for this month’s Meeting & Event Planner Spotlight. How did you get into event planning? Started performing in grade school band – then had opportunity to help produce and promote…

NICE 2016 Awards

Register Now for the 15th Annual N.I.C.E. Awards on April 12th!

February 17th, 2016 | hereschicago

We invite you to follow the yellow brick road to the 15th Annual N.I.C.E. Awards on April 12th! Test your brian power with the Scarecrow, look into your heart with the Tin Man, and find courage with the Lion. Registration has…

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LondonHouse Chicago Meetings & Events Opening Spring 2016

February 15th, 2016 | hereschicago

LONDONHOUSE CHICAGO MEETINGS & EVENTS LondonHouse Chicago offers 13 unique spaces for meetings and events — large and small. From our spectacular third floor grand ballroom with sweeping river views, to our various meeting rooms for seminars and break out sessions,…

Chicago hospitality professional Brian Whitaker

Brian Whitaker – Chicago Hospitality Professional of the Month (February 2016)

February 11th, 2016 | hereschicago

Here’s our interview with Brian Whitaker, Vice President of Chicago Transportation Solutions, Inc. and this month’s Chicago Hospitality Professional of the Month (February 2016).   Where did your hospitality career begin? In Chicago at Colonial Coach Lines as a motorcoach driver How…

Mindy Moore

Mindy Moore – Chicago Hospitality Professional of the Month (January 2016)

January 19th, 2016 | hereschicago

Interview with Mindy Moore, Director of Group Events at Ravinia Festival and Here’s Chicago’s January 2016 Chicago Hospitality Professional of the Month! Where did your hospitality career begin?  I started as a waitress so I learned very early on the art of interacting…

Chicago Family Palooza

Chicago Family Palooza

January 18th, 2016 | hereschicago

Chicago Family Palooza We would like to extend an opportunity to qualified meeting and event planners to experience Chicago Family Palooza by providing you with 2 complementary VIP tickets, free parking, and a guided tour. Hope to see you there! Chicago…

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Who are Chicago’s Top Event Catering Companies?

January 14th, 2016 | hereschicago

From corporate events to special events, you want to know who the top event catering companies in Chicago are so you can ensure that you’re event is a success.  There are many catering companies to choose from, however, you want…

Chicago hospitality professional John Curran

John Curran – Chicago Hospitality Professional of the Month (December 2015)

December 16th, 2015 | hereschicago

John Curran is Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships for The Magnificent Mile Association. His hospitality background includes time with Choose Chicago, Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co., Concierge Preferred Magazine, Rainforest Café and others. To learn more about…

holiday party chicago


November 23rd, 2015 | hereschicago

From a sit down dinner to an evening of hors d’oeuvres and drinks, let our culinary team assist you in planning the perfect holiday party. Choose from our all inclusive packages or customize a party specifically for your group! ‘Tis…

Hosts Chicago


November 18th, 2015 | hereschicago

The Team Expands at Hosts Chicago The team expands at Hosts Chicago, A Hosts Global Alliance Member, with the addition of Tony Sansone as the new Director of Sales, effective November 30, 2015. Hosts Chicago, the leading full service destination…

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